It's true... I'm moving to Nashville!
A big change, for sure! After 20 years of Kansas City/Lawrence winters, I'm moving back to Tennessee in July. I'll miss many people and things about Kansas City but frigid temperatures won't be one of them!
Let me just say... I really hate cold weather. I like the beauty of snow, making snowballs, and hot cocoa and cider, AND I definitely dislike temperatures below 20 degrees, and find -30 wind chills unbearable. Fresh fallen snow seems magical sparkling like diamonds... until the reality of shoveling sidewalks and driveways, scraping windshields, and the ugliness of slush and mountains of dirty snow sets in. I'm looking forward to no longer having to scrape my car or wishing for a garage during winter!
Fibro and Me
My aversion to the snow and cold weather is not just a preference, it's also a health consideration. For 11 years, I've lived with a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia. It's very likely I had the condition years before I was actually diagnosed, though my symptoms became very difficult to manage in 2010. Because of Fibromyalgia, I have a high sensitivity to pain and extreme cold temperatures, chronic pain, and sleep issues. Warm, mild, constant climates are much easier for my body to tolerate, and help to reduce "fibro-flares".
Alternative interventions I discovered and continue to utilize (essential oils, supplements, sensory alarm clocks, happy lights, chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, restorative yoga, meditation, and stress management) all help to alleviate my symptoms, their effectiveness is often diminished during the winter months, due to extreme fluctuating temperatures.
Nashville Cares About Healthcare
If you've been following me awhile, you know I am passionate about wellness, families, loving yourself, and living your best life. With a little help from Google, I've discovered education/health services is the top industry in Nashville, and healthcare is the 4th largest industry in Tennessee.
I'm excited to continue offering virtual life coaching services for my Kansas and Missouri clients, as well as office appointments for my Nashville clients. Additionally, I'm also writing three coaching books on blended families, intuitive eating, and sibling grief following the death of a special needs sibling.
These are just a few of the reasons for my move to Nashville.
Thanks for reading!